Goldie is guest honour at King's School
PUBLISHED: 10:59 11 July 2007 | UPDATED: 12:39 04 May 2010
BRITISH women s javelin record holder Goldie Sayers has recalled the day she was given the chance to try her hand at the sport which led her to the Olympics when she was guest of honour in Ely on Wednesday. Goldie, a former King s School pupil, was invite
BRITISH women's javelin record holder Goldie Sayers has recalled the day she was given the chance to try her hand at the sport which led her to the Olympics when she was guest of honour in Ely on Wednesday.
Goldie, a former King's School pupil, was invited to the junior school's prize-giving in Ely Cathedral and spoke of the moment she was handed her first javelin.
Speaking to an audience of pupils, parents, teachers and governors, the captain of Great Britain's women's athletics team, said: "I had no idea that at that moment, 14 years ago, Mr Richard Powell had offered me the opportunity of a career in sport, my absolute passion, and the chance to experience some of the things that money just can't buy, like competing for your country at an Olympic Games, or better still, captaining the British team."
Goldie, 24, has competed for Great Britain at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, as well as at two Commonwealth Games, one European Championship and one World Championship.
"King's is a community that embraces everybody's talents, whether they be academic, sporting, musical, artistic or dramatic and everyone is offered an arena in which to shine," she said.
"I bet some of you have dared to dream big. Some of you, I suspect, might have dreamt big, but then thought: 'Yeah, but I can't do that'. Well, I would just like to ask, why not? Just think about who is actually stopping you and you might find out that it is only yourself.